FREE ~ Vehicle Emission Clinic in Grande Prairie!

PAZA is proud to announce our first ever FREE Vehicle Emission’s Clinic!

 

Come check it out!

Call 780.833.4343 or email dawn@paza.ca for more information!

 

 

 

Alberta Environment & Water Awards PAZA a Grant

PAZA has been awarded a $10,000.00 grant from Alberta Environment and Water for public education and outreach.  On June 5th and 6th in partnership with the City of Grande Prairie and Canfor, PAZA will host the first ever vehicle emissions clinic in Grande Prairie!  Check out our web page for details on the Free Vehicle Emissions Clinic.

Thank you to Alberta Environment & Water!

 

Sharon Nelson ~ PAZA Chair

Sharon Nelson, councillor for the County of Grande Prairie was elected Chair of PAZA at our Annual General Meeting on April 23, 2012.  Sharon is very passionate about the organization and we welcome this enthusiasm.  “I campaigned in my constituancy on improvements to the environment so I am very pleased to be a part of the PAZA organization”.  Sharon told members at the meeting.  Sharon Nelson is a long time resident of the County.

If you share Sharon’s enthusiasm please attend one of our upcoming board meetings!

 

PAZA Founding Member Bob Savage Retires

Bob Savage was one of a handful of forward thinking individuals to sit in a tiny office and dream up PAZA.  Mr. Savage gave members at PAZA’s Annual General Meeting a brief summary of PAZA’s beginnings in his last act as PAZA member and director.  “It took a long time to get PAZA off the ground”.

Mr. Savage served on PAZA’s board wearing many different hats from 1999.  First as a government representative with the Energy Resources Conservation Board, then an industry representative and finally as a public member.  Bob’s guidance will be greatly missed at the PAZA table.

Everyone at PAZA wishes Bob and Mary Jane all the best!

PAZA Releases 2011 Annual Report to the Community

PAZA invites you to read through our 2011 Annual Report to the Community.  This document provides a brief summary of any air quality events, how PAZA air compares to other areas in the province as well as our accomplishments.  It also highlights some fantastic photography from our photo contest.

Enjoy!

2012 Photo Contest Winners

PAZA thanks everyone for entering photos in the 2012 photo contest.  It was amazing the number of stellar entries we received.  Thank you!  Take some time to finger through the PAZA 2011 Annual Report to see just a few of the entries.  Winners will be presented with their prizes at the Annual General Meeting on April 23, 2012.

And the winners are!

First Place Winner "Spring is in the air" by Katalin Ormay ~ 2012 Photo Contest

Second place "Winter Fence" by Janice Kretzer-Prysunka ~ 2012 Photo Contest

Third Place "Age gracefully" by Andrea Brown ~ 2012 Photo Contest

 

How was your air in 2011? Annual General Meeting April 23, 2012

The Peace Airshed will be hosting our Annual General Meeting on April 23, 2012!  And you are invited to learn about the air quality in the peace region over the past year.  It will be a great event with lots of opportunities to speak with local municipalities, government agencies and industry.

Meeting 4:00 p.m.
Supper 5:00 p.m.
Presentations 6:00 p.m.

Sexsmith Curling Club in Sexsmith, Alberta!

Please RSVP to Dawn by email dawn@paza.ca or call 780.833.4343

Love to see you there!

 

Join us for Earth Day – April 21

Big thanks to the County of Grande Prairie and the City of Grande Prairie for partnering to put forward this fun event.  Come out and learn about the unlimited options for going GREEN!  PAZA will participate by providing a presentation and having a booth.  Please stop by and say hi!

April 21, 2012 at the Muskoseepi Park Pavillion in Grande Prairie!
12:00 – 4:00 p.m.

You can learn more about the Earth Day Events by going to the City of Grande Prairie’s web page or by visiting the County of Grande Prairie’s web page.

Bring your travel mug and get a free hot chocolate, coffee or tea!

Thank you 2011 members!

PAZA thanks our members for their support over the 2011 monitoring year.  Our regional monitoring network would be unable to operate without the valuable support of our members.

Members represented various stakeholder groups by regularly attending meetings, participating on committees and donating their time and resources to PAZA.  These members are the back bone of PAZA and ensure that we continue to operate with integrity to ensure the best possible air quality data is available to everyone.

To see a complete list of our sponsors go to our members page.  And stop in and say thank you to our members for participating in PAZA!

It was an amazing 2011!

2012 Photo Contest “Nicole Emmett”

 

Photo Contest Deadline – April 1st

PAZA is still welcoming entries for our Annual Photo Contest.  The contest is open to everyone who lives, works or plays in the Peace Region!

If you have a fantastic picture taken within the PAZA zone send it in before April 1st for your chance to win.  This contest is open to kids as well!

Complete details are available here.